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Wednesday, February 15, 2017


The more I look through photos from London, the more I want to go back as soon as possible.

We kicked off day 2 almost exactly where we ended day 1 - on the side of the Thames River with the London Eye. We booked day & night tickets, but ended up only using the day tickets. I would strongly recommend booking tickets online because the line to buy tickets was at least a mile long... and that's before you even get to the line to actually go up in the London Eye.

We got there right when the Eye opened, and that made our lives so much easier since we only had to wait for about 30 minutes in line. It was raining and misty, so the photos from the top of the Eye weren't as nice as I had hoped they'd be, but the views were still magnificent. 

 After we finished our stint in the Eye, we spent a little bit of time tracking down my friend from Rhodes, Tori. She's studying abroad also this semester, but she's studying at the University of Kent outside of London. We met up with her, and then hopped on the Tube to go to Notting Hill. I felt like as a blogger I was essentially obligated to track down the rows of pastel townhouse, and they were nothing short of gorgeous perfection.

We even stumbled into the Portobello Road Market, a market that none of us were even expecting. There were rows and rows of street food, local jewelry and clothing vendors, and much more. I even found the hat I'd been searching for for weeks - a beanie with a fluffy puffball on top!

Once again, we found ourselves hitting the 4 PM mark and desperate for some lunch, so we got back on the Tube and went to Camden Market to track down some potatoes on a stick and some gourmet mac & cheese, among other delicious finds. The market was a bit overwhelming, I must admit, but it was so vibrant and intriguing that I'd still recommend going if you get the chance.

The next morning, we had a flight back to Dublin at 2 PM, so we knew we'd only have time for a brief morning activity. Last on our list was being the true tourists we are - taking a photo at Abbey Road.

I was utterly smitten with London and hope that I get to go back soon. There was so much that I just didn't have time to see and I'm already keeping tabs on the airline sites to see if another opportunity comes up soon!

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